Seize the Moment – Day 101

Pray Like Jesus!

John 17


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Friday, June 26.


Did you know that Jesus lived in a rhythm of intimacy with His Father through personal practices that strengthened His spiritual vitality? Jesus had a living faith and His prayer life demonstrated that. In fact, John 17 is one of the most revealing chapters in the Gospels to learn how to pray like Jesus.


Jesus prays in John 17:1, 4-5, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you…I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.”


Jesus models for us to pray for our own personal lives. Pray you would live your life in accordance to God’s will and bring glory to His Name.


Jesus did not stop there: in verses 6-19, He prayed for his disciples. Jesus models for us to pray for those who are closest to us and most intimately impacted by our lives, directly.


Jesus kept going: in verses 20-26, Jesus prayed for future generations of followers—that’s us! Jesus teaches us to pray for people we will never meet or expect to personally impact, trusting God’s faithfulness to all generations.


As you follow Jesus, may God’s grace conform your life into the image of Jesus Christ as you learn to walk in the rhythms of intimacy with your Heavenly Father, just like Jesus.


Seize the moment and learn to pray like Jesus by following in His footsteps.
He has prayed for you!


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